Applying to be a genesis validator

Before a testnet launches, you can apply to be a genesis validator.

Set up

Follow this guide on how to generate your "pre-genesis" validator files.

After this, you'll have a validator.toml file, the contents of which will look something like the following:

consensus_public_key = "00056fff5232da385d88428ca2bb2012a4d83cdf5c697864dde34b393333a72268"
account_public_key = "00f1bd321be2e23b9503653dd50fcd5177ca43a0ade6da60108eaecde0d68abdc8"
staking_reward_public_key = "005725f952115838590fc7c5dd9590bc054ac4bd5af55672a40df4ac7dca50ce97"
protocol_public_key = "0054c213d2f8fe2dd3fc5a41a52fd2839cb49643d960d7f75e993202692c5d8783"
dkg_public_key = "6000000054eafa7320ddebf00c9487e5f7ea5107a8444f042b74caf9ed5679163f854577bf4d0992a8fd301ec4f3438c9934c617a2c71649178e536f7e2a8cdc1f8331139b7fd9b4d36861f0a9915d83f61d7f969219f0eba95bb6fa45595425923d4c0e"
net_address = ""
tendermint_node_key = "00e1a8fe1abceb700063ab4558baec680b64247e2fd9891962af552b9e49318d8d"

This file contains only public information and is safe to share publicly.

Submitting the config

If you want to be a genesis validator for a testnet, please make a pull request to adding your validator.toml file to the relevant directory (e.g. namada-close-quarters-testnet-1/ for the namada-cq-1 testnet), renaming it to $alias.toml. e.g. if you chose your alias to be "bertha", submit the file with the name bertha.toml. You can see what an example PR looks like here.